Bruce Arnold

Critic of Public Affairs, writing about art, theatre, music and politics

Monuments to One Artist's True Genius

Edward Delaney: Irish sculptor who broke the mould

Edward Delaney, who died this week, was one of Ireland's foremost sculptors. He is best known for his large statues of Irish patriots that adorn the capital -- especially Wolfe Tone in Stephen's Green and the Thomas Davis fountain on College Green. Read More...

Wexford Basks in all the Fun of the Fringe

There's always been a Fringe at Wexford. Part of the genius of Tom Walsh's original concept for classical opera in the town was to create a range of artistic and cultural events to accompany the opera programme, and they run from competitive window displays in the shops on Main Street, to the bewildering number of art exhibitions spread, not only through the town, but way beyond it. Read More...